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Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, May 18, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host the opening ceremony of the Joint Service Open House today at 10 a.m. at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. See the press advisory and the open house web site for details. [link no longer available]

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz will host an honor cordon today at 1:30 p.m. to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs Jozias van Aartsen of the Netherlands to the Pentagon. See the press advisory for details

The next regular briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

Combined Endeavor 2001, a multinational communications and information systems interoperability exercise sponsored by the U.S. European Command and the German Ministry of Defense, continues through May 24 in Lager Aulenbach, Baumholder, Germany. See the European Command web page for details. [link no longer available]

The combined U.S., Australian and Canadian exercise Tandem Thrust continues through May 29 in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area of Australia. See the DoD news release and the exercise web page for details.

The armed forces of Thailand, Singapore and the United States are conducting exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand through May 29. See the exercise web site (no longer available) for details.

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05/18/2001
Armed Forces Day, Joint Services Open House
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland


05/18/2001
FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern E. Clark announced today the following assignments:

Navy Rear Adm. (Lower Half) John M. Kelly is being assigned as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Three. Kelly is currently serving as deputy director, Surface Warfare Division, N76B, OPNAV,...



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